Jul, Aug, Sep
After meeting in Chamonix, France, we will take a tram ride to the top of the Helbronner lift in the Italian side of the Massif.
We will climb the Aiguille du Moine. The climb and descent will take approximately 6 hours. From there we will return to Chamonix by train.
We will climb the Dent du Geant as yet another practice climb prior to climbing the Eiger mountain.
In order to get more practice for the Eiger mountain, depending on your skill level, we will go on a short climb, such as the Cosmiques Arete.
Depending on your fitness, level of tiredness, and weather conditions, this is an extra day. However, if weather is good, we will use the day to continue practising climbing in the Chamonix Valley.
From the train station in Grindelwald we will take the train to the Kleine Scheidegg hotel/restaurant. After lunch we will make our way the Mittelligi Hut.
We will wake up early, have breakfast, and make our way to the summit of the Eiger mountain and then descent back down before returning to Chamonix.
Lodging in the mountains
Being light means being able to move quickly. Select your clothing and gear with this in mind. Buy items that offer a double function, such as a windproof vest. By taking two extra of everything and overloading your pack, you are going to slow yourself down. Try to pack as efficiently as possible.
IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide
I am a professional mountain & ski guide. I have been guiding now since 1994. I have always been into the mountains – skiing at age 4 and secretly sneaking away for overnight bivouacs in the mountains behind my parents house. At age 13, I decided to pursue my airy scrambles for something that looked a bit more fun. I went to work as an assistant bringing out other young teenagers on exciting hiking and more importantly to me, climbing outings. One thing led to another and before I knew it my world revolved around the mountains.
At the age of 18 I moved to France to pursue my passions, later becoming actively involved with the French Alpine Club in Dijon and organizing outings and putting up climbing routes here and there in Burgundy.
In 1992, I entered the infamous ENSA or French guides school in Chamonix and became the first American to receive international certification (UIAGM/IFMGA) through this prestigious school.
Since then I have been making my living as a full time professional guide, climbing and skiing in many of the worlds great mountain ranges. I speak fluent French, some Italian and I am now learning German.
Previously I have worked as a technical consultant for Petzl, and Grivel.
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